Jerry Saltz Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

Jerry Saltz (SAIC 1970–75, HON 2008) has been awarded this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his article published last April, “My Life as a Failed Artist,” which reflects on his failure at being an artist and how it turned him toward art criticism. Saltz is known for his work with New York magazine since 2007, and the Village Voice from 1998 to 2007, as well as his well-established presence on social media platforms. 

As reported in Artnews, the ceremony was held on Monday, April 16, at Columbia University in New York. The Pulitzer administrator, Dana Canedy, called Saltz’s reviews and essays “a robust body of work that conveyed a canny and often endearing perspective on visual arts in America encompassing the personal, the political, the pure, and the profane.”